About this listing
Furnished apartment surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. Turn-key, with Wi fi, TV, screened and unscreened lanais. Fully-equipped kitchen. Bathroom with tub-shower combo, tiled floor. Shared laundry facilities. Located at an elevation of 1300 feet, overlooking Kaloko Pond. Airport, beach, golf and Kailua village are all within 15 minutes by car. No car? Public bus route is nearby. $75 per night or $450 for the week.(Prices are lower from April through September. See calendar for details.) $65 cleaning fee. Prices based on double occupancy. Add $10 per night for 3rd person. International visitors welcome. On parle français. Мы говорим по-русски.
Our home is right above the apartment. We are early-to-bed and early-to-rise people, and ask that guests refrain from loud talking, music, etc, after 10 pm. Washer and dryer can be used during the day, but last load should be finished by 8:30pm. If you are staying more than a week, we ask that you be responsible for removing your own trash. (There is no garbage service, but the dump and recycling center are less than 5 miles away.) Check with us before inviting guests to visit--parking is limited. No smoking. No animals. (Ours know they are not allowed in the apartment.)
Priscilla and her husband are very welcoming. We were greeted by warm home atmosphere and great hosts. Large fruit basket filed with variety tropical fruit was in the middle of dinging table and living room was blanketed in scent from fresh cut flower in the vase. The fridge was filled with more then a day food supply. The hosting experience relay shows in details, all condiments were provided. We felt at home, belonging and surrounded by warm home atmosphere. Priscilla is very knowledgeable about island sites, beaches, local groceries, galleries .
Accommodation description is very precise to the smallest detail. House is very nicely blended in jungle atmosphere. We turned on music only once and very quickly realized that the best music is suiting sounds coming form surroundings. Neighbourhood is very nice, the place you would like to live with your family.
The view from the porch is delightful especially at sunset. House is on the slope providing great view of small harbour and the ocean. At this elevation it is nice to escape daily heat of the beach.
The best beaches on the island are short driving distance from house as well as Kona.
Overall hospitality, accommodation, location are excellent.
Ideal place for a long stay. Close driving distance to the beaches. Safeway and walmart nearby. The house is surrounded by tropical fruit trees which Priscilla shares with you (best part!!). Both beds were comfortable and we didn't find the necessity of fans (lots of natural breeze). Priscilla even shared her pair of boogie boards which were very useful when we snorkeled at a beach nearby.
This is a lovely place and Pasha and Rob are truly lovely people. I really enjoyed being up in the cool hills surrounded by avocado, mango and coffee trees. The apartment is spacious, clean and very comfortable and I was happy to be greeted by a large fruit basket and enough breakfast food in the cupboards and fridge so that I didn't need to head out to look for food in the morning. Pasha and Rob are interesting and very kind people and they made me feel very much at home. I recommend this place highly!
Priscilla was a very gracious host. My flight into Kona arrived late in the evening and she stocked the apartment with fruit, bread, milk etc. so that I did not need to go shopping on arrival. The kitchen was well equipped with everything I needed to cater for myself. The apartment is just 15 min drive up the hill from Kona. I had a wonderful stay.
The Garden Apartment was exactly as describe and we had a wonderful time staying there. There was everything we needed within the apartment and it was set in a beautiful location.
Priscilla was a lovely host and provided all sorts of additional treats to make our visit enjoyable. These included a host of varied fruit, yogurts, milk, bread and other foodstuff, which was of great assistance as we arrived quite late.
We would recommend this lovely home to anyone.
My boyfriend and I enjoyed our stay at Priscilla’s. The apartment was well equipped, quiet, and the surrounding garden was very beautiful. The property was very comfortable, well situated on the cool mountain side, and we enjoyed the great view it offered. Priscilla welcomed us with a bowl of fresh fruits and eggs from her chickens. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend, or stay at her property again!
My husband and I were thrilled with our stay here - we cannot adequately express how wonderful our experience was. The apartment itself was clean and comfortable, and I especially appreciated the well-stocked kitchen and linen closet. There was even an ice pack in the freezer that we could use to pack picnic lunches for our long hikes and trips to the beach. The property is beautiful, quiet (even though it's next to a highway!), and surrounded by sweet-smelling flowers and fruit trees bearing delicious treats. Beautiful views of sunsets and of the ocean in the distance. Our hosts, Pasha and Rob, were our favorite aspect of our stay. They were so kind and welcoming. We are grateful for their kindness, warm generosity, and friendship. We hope to return to the Big Island again, and we know where we'll be staying when we return!
About the Host, Priscilla
I am a recently retired teacher. For nearly 30 years, I taught foreign languages to middle school students. My husband Rob is a retired gardener. We have two grown daughters and three grandchildren. Unfortunately they live on the mainland. I enjoy traveling, especially to places where I can practice my French or Russian. Rob and I both enjoy plants, animals and books.